Assaf PINCHUK c/o ANDREA HEBERGER shot this wonderful 430m² house. It was designed by architects Dan and Hila Israelevitz for a very different, innovative and dynamic living experience in northern Israel. This home, which stands in one of the pastoral areas of the region, features an innovative and groundbreaking design which redefines the residential experience – palpable in each of its rooms.
The structure was built on a hillside in the Carmel area. Since it is located on a terrain with a complex topography, the architectural structure had to take the slope into account. This exceptionally large building features several levels. When seen on a satellite photo, one notices how it spreads out over a large area on the enormous slope. However, when viewed from the front, it appears to blend in harmoniously with the landscape of its surrounding area. And from the side facing the street, the house appears as if it were a single-floored building with a minimalist, mysterious and welcoming look & feel.
The structure does not build itself upward but instead, downward, in accordance with the topography of the terrain. This way, upon entering the property, one descends toward the entrance floor which includes the living room, kitchen, dining room and pool, and serves as an intermediate floor from which one can ascend to the parents’ floor and the children’s floor. This intermediate entrance floor also leads to the garage floor and more.
A lace wall of steel columns and concrete rectangular blocks serves to separate the main facade and the front door. This element is characteristic of Israelevitz Architects’ approach to planning, according to which spaces are created in such a way as to reveal themselves gradually rather than all at once – leaving much that remains hidden to the eye. The airy wall creates a hiatus between the building’s exterior facade, that faces its surroundings, and the private space. This is a motif that provides a sense of maximum intimacy. GoSee!